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Legislative elections: Deutscher Bundestag, 4-year term, 5% threshold, mixed member proportional representation system (299/299)
           · Federal President: Horst Köhler (CDU) · Federal Chancellor: Angela Merkel (CDU) · Government: CDU, CSU, FDP

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2009 Seats 2005 Seats
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) <
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christian democracy; Liberal conservatism EPP, CDI, IDU
1945
27,3% 194 27,8% 180
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) <
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Social democracy; Third Way
 
PES, SI
1875
23,0% 146 34,2% 222
Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) <
Free Democratic Party
Liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
1948
14,6% 93 9,8% 61
Die Linke (LINKE) <
The Left
Democratic socialism
 
EL
2007
11,9% 76 8,7% 54
Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen (GRÜNE) <
Alliance 90 / The Greens
Green politics
  
EGP, GG
1993
10,7% 68 8,1% 51
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU) <
Christian-Social Union in Bavaria
Regionalism; Christian democracy, Conservatism EPP, IDU
1946
6,5% 45 7,4% 46
Others - - 6,0% - 3,9% -
Total - - - 622 - 614
Turnout - - 70,8% 77,7%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Bundeswahlleiter (http://www.bundeswahlleiter.de). Archive: Elections 1949-2002.